Our “Farm Simulator Model” is designed to estimate Iowa payments for the ARC-CO and PLC programs introduced with the 2014 Farm Bill and has been updated to include 2015 USDA-National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) county corn and soybean yields. Payment results for each county are presented in PDF Charts and Tables for the 2015 through 2019 years under the assumption that the current Farm Bill will extend beyond 2018. Yields for 2016 to 2019 were simulated by our model and were used to estimate ARC-CO payments.
USDA’s March 2016 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) price projections for 2015/16 were used to estimate the 2015 payments. For a look at more details and your own county’s estimated results, please click here.